George Clinton & Parliement Funkadelic with Genetics 11.17.13
The Oriental Theater
Words & Photos By J-man
Audio By Corey Sandoval (Kind Recordings)
Genetics Live at Oriental Theater on November 17, 2013.
As they began, Genetics quickly captured the attention of the previously distracted crowd. Scott Anderson made the keys scream and Joel Searls took over on the low end, flying through tasty grooves. Jeff Ervine's shredding guitar featured sweep after sweep of notes while Nat Snow drove the jam on a crisp and consistent drum work. The evening's guest, Chuck Morris, followed suit with perfect fills and percussion layering. Together, the band is as good as any within' the Colorado jam/progressive realm. With concepts that start and stop on the drop of a dime, then expand to mind blowing proportions, Genetics tore down The Oriental. The large room filled in quickly and before long, the band was playing to one of the larger crowds that I had seen them in front of. Backstage members of Parliament shuffled around preparing for their set, stopping only to check out the evening's opener with an unexpected look being impressed. Through progressive rock tracks, jamtronica composition and spacey songs, Genetics threw down. Upon the conclusion of their set, they received a large showing of appreciation from the large crowd.
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